2015 ORS 181A.655¹
Civil penalties relating to certification
  • rules

(1) The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training may impose a civil penalty on a public safety agency for violation of ORS 181A.490 (Certification of police officer and certified reserve officer required), 181A.520 (Certification of corrections officers required), 181A.530 (Certification of parole and probation officers required) or 181A.560 (Certification of telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher required).

(2) The department shall recommend and the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training by rule shall adopt a schedule establishing civil penalties that may be imposed under subsection (1) of this section. Civil penalties imposed under subsection (1) of this section may not exceed $1,500 for each violation.

(3) When the department imposes a civil penalty under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall impose the penalty in the manner provided by ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(4) All penalties recovered under subsection (1) of this section shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the General Fund and are available for general governmental expenses.

(5) When, for the purpose of complying with ORS 181A.490 (Certification of police officer and certified reserve officer required), 181A.520 (Certification of corrections officers required), 181A.530 (Certification of parole and probation officers required) or 181A.560 (Certification of telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher required) and after notice from the department that an employee has not met the certification requirements of ORS 181A.490 (Certification of police officer and certified reserve officer required), 181A.520 (Certification of corrections officers required), 181A.530 (Certification of parole and probation officers required) or 181A.560 (Certification of telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher required), a public safety agency terminates or reassigns the employee solely because the employee has not met the certification requirements of ORS 181A.490 (Certification of police officer and certified reserve officer required), 181A.520 (Certification of corrections officers required), 181A.530 (Certification of parole and probation officers required) or 181A.560 (Certification of telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher required), the public safety agency is presumed to be acting in good faith and, unless lack of good faith is shown by clear and convincing evidence, is immune from civil liability for the termination or reassignment. [Formerly 181.679]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181A—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training; Private Security Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors181A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.